This smoothie is sweet, sour, minty, and downright tasty. The secret ingredient? Aloe.
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This smoothie is sweet, sour, minty, and downright tasty. The secret ingredient? Aloe.
Smoothie bowls always look picture-perfect - but how on Earth are they made? This video tutorial by PumpUp member @rawincollege demonstrates how to layer all kinds of fruity toppings onto your blended creations. The trick is to arrange everything in concentric circles. To make a smoothie bowl, blend your smoothie ingredients together, spoon it out into a bowl, and level the surface of your smoothie with the back of a spoon. Slice up your fruits and arrange your toppings on the outer edge of the bowl first, before placing another 'circle' of toppings within that circle.
This simple spinach smoothie can be made in no time at all. It tastes just as delicious with or without the addition of mango. It's one of the cheapest, simplest and yummiest smoothies you’ll ever try.
A few weeks ago, I finally found a way control my passion for peanut butter without having to eliminate it from my diet altogether. Rather than consuming the condiment by itself, I've been incorporating it into smoothies and energy balls. I add a bit of protein powder to the mix so that I immediately feel full and stay that way. This definitely keeps cravings at bay and it has trained me to eat when I'm actually hungry, instead of bingeing when I encounter the slightest bit of stress.
Recipe by pumpupapp member @lin7
It’s just too good to be true. We can’t take our eyes off of this smoothie. If you’re ever in a rut and craving for novel pathways in the realm of vegetable preparation, you’re in luck. This apple, carrot, lemon, and beet combo will do the trick. Add a bit of ginger to add a real kick (the Bruce Lee equivalent of amping up your smoothie), and add some milk of your choice if you need to tone it down a bit.
Peanut Butter Carrot Cake Smoothie (Winter)
Courtesy of PumpUp member @kieraeleanor
Trust us, this combo works. Indulge in comforting, velvety notes of peanut butter blended with a hint of something light and familiar: spiced carrots.
'Love on top' : Beyoncé-worthy berry smoothie (Spring)
Courtesy of PumpUp member sandrafitness
It’s the smoothie we love. It’s the smoothie we need. It’s the only smoothie we see. Love is in the air come spring time, and we’re falling in love ten times over with the antioxidants in this berry magnificent smoothie.
'Pocketful of sunshine' - Potassium-packed power smoothie (Summer)
Courtesy of PumpUp member @limitlesstyle
Let the sunshine in by supercharging your summer (or any day of the year) with a lightning bolt of potassium. Packed with pineapple, butternut squash, bananas, and tumeric, this is one unique smoothie that you won’t forget.
'Apple of our eye'- Apple-banana smoothie (Autumn)
Courtesy of PumpUp member @panevamihaela
It’s a classic and simple smoothie made with fruits that won’t fail you. Dancing with warm tones of autumn, this drink is minimalistic in its preparation without compromising on taste.
BONUS RECIPES (You seriously didn’t think we’d stop at four, did you?)
'Ain't no party like a pineapple party'- Pineapple yogurt smoothie
Courtesy of PumpUp member @bhppy
'The cookie monster mash'- Cookies and cream protein smoothie
Courtesy of PumpUp member @mikey88
'Beauty and a beet'- Apple, beat, lemon smoothie
Courtesy of PumpUp member @erikayamane
'Almost better than coffee' - Mango, Pineapple, Kiwi smoothie
Courtesy of PumpUp member @ilovecoffee2xaday
This is a post by PumpUp member Sara A. (@bunnies), PumpUp blog contributor. Follow her Tumblr @gurdiel
Including green tea into a smoothie is something that I rarely see, but I think that it’s a great idea for those who do not like the flavor of tea but still want to drink it as it has lots of antioxidants and it boosts your metabolism. (Green apples also help you feel less sleepy!)
On overall, this smoothie is perfect as a quick morning snack that will provide you with lots of antioxidants, vitamins and a boost of energy. (If you remove the honey from the recipe, it’s vegan friendly!)
The second recipe I’ll be showing is a traditional meal that my mother’s grandmother used to cook for her family, who lived in the mountains of Spain. It’s very spicy and filling, but it is completely healthy and fat-free.
For a single serving we’ll need:
Chop the red pepper, the garlic and the spring onion into tiny pieces and stir-fry them in a paella pan with olive oil. Once they’re cooked, add the rice, increase the heat to high and add the two glasses of water along with the hot paprika. Cover the paella pan with the lid and wait until the rice has absorbed most of the water. Add the codfish and the parsley leaves. After five minutes, turn off the heat and let it settle for a little longer. And now you’re done!
This is perfect for the winter! It might look difficult but it is actually quite simple. The hot paprika adds a spicy touch to this meal (great for when it’s cold outside). Fun fact: this recipe was made to feed those who lived in cold mountain tops!
We’re going bananas for PumpUp member lilmisssmiley’s banana cinnamon smoothie!
Sip away on Smoothie Sunday! Have a great winter smoothie recipe to share? We’ll feature it in December! Tag your smoothie recipes on PumpUp and Instagram with #SmoothieSeries and #SpreadPositivity!
We get it. It’s currently freezing and you’re layering up your clothes. When eternal sunshine is but a daydream, you feel smoothie-scared that you’ll be colder. Drink up and layer up with @cleanveganpam’s #8217;s mango-blueberry smoothie. It’s a refreshing taste of paradise.
Blend bottom layer first, then pour desired amount into jar or cup. Rinse, then blend top layer ingredients and pour on top. Serve with fruit or nuts, to garnish.
Ever feel like you crave sugar and want something good for dessert but don’t want to ruin your healthy lifestyle and clean eating plan? Here is a HEALTHY and simple dessert recipe full of chocolatey goodness! The raw cacao is full of fibre, antioxidants, and vitamins/minerals, the almond milk supplies calcium and protein, the banana is full of fiber and potassium, and the dates add a natural sweetness!”
Mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy this dessert guilt-free!
This recipe was originally posted on The Dank Dietitian. Follow Caroline on PumpUp @carolinewaters35
Finding it hard to wake up even after listening to The Circle of Life six times in the morning? No worries. This smoothie from PumpUp’s @smoothiequeen has your back: coffee, bananas, honey, PB, milk. She had us at coffee.
Now green granola doesn’t mean what you think it means. It simply denotes that this smoothie is made with greens. And granola. Capisce?
Here’s PumpUp’s smoothiegurl’s first ever green smoothie for you!
Blend away and bottoms up!
These recipes were shared by PumpUp member @thehealthymexican.
Autumn leaves are coming down in showers, yellow, red, orange and brown. The air is fragrant, crisp and cool. I´m wearing a snuggly sweater and cosy socks, thinking of what flavours remind me of this season. What definitely reminds me of autumn are the tastes of the fresh apples and pumpkins.
Maybe you are one of the many people who are, like me, overjoyed to welcome back the tastes of fall.
Also Halloween is coming nearly and I know how much candy we are going to have on our hands, so it´s always good to have a healthy alternative to that. I am sharing with you treats made with fruits. I fell in love with these ideas so I hope you like them too.
In a large saucepan, heat 1/4 cup water over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Don’t let onion dry out.
Add remaining water, pumpkin, broth, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the milk and cook until hot. Don’t boil.
Ladle soup into warmed bowls and garnish with black pepper and green onion tops. Serve immediately.
Let about seven to ten-ish pitted dates soak in 2 cups filtered water for one hour. After that pour dates into a blender, add two heaping scoops of chia seeds, & a bunch of sprinkles of cinnamon. Slice apples and enjoy!
Cut and peel a banana in half widthwise. Dip the bananas with the Greek yogurt and repeat until coated. Roll the banana in coconut. Place two chocolate chips for the eyes and one chocolate chip for the mouth. Freeze for at least 20 min and serve.
Orange Halloween Lantern fruit bowls
Slice off the tops of the oranges. Using a spoon, scoop out the pulp of the oranges. Cut out faces on each orange to resemble a Halloween Pumpkin Lantern. Fill each orange with mixed fruit and serve.
Follow Valentina on PumpUp @thehealthymexican and on Instagram at thehealthymexican9
Happy thanksgiving, Canada! Bow down to this perfect pumpkin spice protein smoothie from PumpUp member fitnessfreek15. It’s like a Pumpkin Spice Latte—-but better.
Blend and sip away!
Green is good, but greens in smoothies are great. This delicious and detoxifying beverage is incredible for you! Spinach is blended with tropical delights to make @randiashley’s green smoothie a taste of paradise.
Blend away and enjoy the rest of your day!
This smoothie is pretty. It’s pink. Almost as if straight out of a John Hughes movie, this delectable drink is as healthy as it is fresh. PumpUp’s @smoothiegurl has tons of recipes to quench your thirst, the smoothie way.
Blend all ingredients till smooth
Sometimes we crave chocolate. Sometimes we eat peanut butter by the tablespoon. Sometimes we eat bananas. For the smoothie series, we do it all.
PumpUp’s @_harlyejade_ takes ordinary confection to liquid perfection with her Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth!
There’s no monkeying around with Dray’s chunky monkey smoothie. 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 banana, 1 scoop sun warrior protein or 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 cup almond milk. Sh-shake it and sip away! Hope this #SmoothieSunday gives you some inspiration for the #smoothieseries :)
Time to win swag with your blenders and mason jars. Post a pic of your most creative or tasty smoothie with the recipe in the caption, and tag it with #pumpupswag and #smoothieseries. Even if you do not win, we’ll still be featuring these recipes in smoothie Sundays to come! Photo credit @luvhealth. Idea cred: @randiaashley!